Irene S. Levine, PhD is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She has written hundreds of freelance articles—on health, mental health, travel and lifestyles—for some of the nation's leading magazines and newspapers. As a relationship expert, she provides information and advice to readers, blogging for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
She created The Friendship Blog and authored the book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend (Overlook Press, 2009), and has been invited to speak to a variety of audiences around the country. Both received About.com awards in 2011 for "Best Friendship Blog" and "Best Friendship Book," respectively.
In addition to writing about travel for Life Goes Strong, Irene writes travel service and destination pieces for a variety of publication. She received the 2011 Gold Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for the best destination piece in a newspaper with a circulation over 250K. She produces a niche blog for travelers over 50 called, More Time To Travel.
Trained as a psychologist, Irene holds a faculty appointment as a professor at the New York University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She previously worked as a senior policymaker at the National Institute of Mental Health and as communications director for the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Irene and her husband, with whom she lives in Westchester County, New York, are co-authors of Schizophrenia for Dummies (Wiley, 2008). Follow Irene on Twitter. You can also follow her on MoreTime2Travel or Google Plus.